Research

BROOKLYN PUBLIC SCHOLARS
(Research Coordinator for Participatory Toolkit) Development of an online interactive living archive and toolkit of participatory action research in the form of a  Critical Participatory Action Research Toolkit, Brooklyn Public Scholars. Principal Investigator, Dr. Caitlin Cahill

ANOTHER ROADMAP
(Researcher) An international network of research groups which was initiated by the Institute of Art Education (IAE) at Zürich University of the Arts (ZHDK). The joint research aims to critically analyse cultural policies concerning arts education such as the UNESCO Road Map for Arts Education (Lisbon, 2006) and the UNESCO Seoul Agenda (Seoul, 2010) in terms of their history and terminology, subtexts and paradigms as well as their application in each geopolitical context. The groups draw on critical studies and practices in arts education in each region in order to develop paradigms for their field of practice and research.

POLLING FOR JUSTICE
(Director) Started in February of 2008, Polling for Justice (PFJ) was a group of youth and adult researchers, activists and community organizers who together, designed a survey to examine the intersection of education, criminal justice and health among a diverse group of over 1,000 New York City youth between the ages of 16 and 21.

Polling for Justice was launched as a collaboration between the Graduate Center at CUNY, Hunter College, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and the Urban Youth Collaborative, and other youth organizations throughout NYC. The survey was designed by a team of youth and adult researchers and included questions pulled from national surveys in addition to youth-designed, “home-grown”, questions. The goal of PFJ was to generate new knowledge about young people’s experiences in the city to inform organizing movements and advocacy for policy reform.

THROUGH CORRIDORS OF CRIMINALIZATION
(co-Principal Investigator with María Torre) A participatory action research project with middle school and high school students in a Brooklyn public school about the experiences of middle and high school students on their daily journeys to and from school in New York City.

CHILD-FRIENDLY CITIES RESEARCH INITIATIVE
(Research Associate) Coordinated an international team of researchers to develop a participatory evaluation tool for assessing whether cities are living up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Funded by UNICEF and Childwatch International. Principal Investigator, Dr. Roger Hart.

PEOPLES PRODUCTION HOUSE DIGITAL EXPANSION INITIATIVE ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT
(Consultant) A participatory action research project on public access to the internet in New York City.

CAREER INTERNSHIP NETWORK
Program Assessment and evaluation of the Career Internship Network for the Youth Development Institute.

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